Future Generations has a focus on enabling community-led processes for social change in complex and often insecure environments. In 2006, Future Generations launched research on peacebuilding—specifically the building of relationships between people, social groups, and state institutions to prevent violence and address the root causes of war, terrorism, and violent conflict.
With funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Future Generations "Engaging People in Peace" Project began a systematic review on the role of citizens and communities in building peace.
This work led Future Generations to test new approaches to peacebuilding based on the concept of positive deviance with trials underway or planned in Afghanistan, Guyana, and Haiti. In addition, this research helped the Future Generations Graduate School launch its second Master's Degree concentration—in peacebuilding—in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace.
Below are articles, web pages, and multimedia resources related to Future Generations work in peacebuilding. For more information, please contact Peacebuilding Team Leader, Jason Calder at Jason@future.org.